Bullying: Scoffers, Mockers, Ridicule, and Scorn in the Bible and Today
Bullies: Scoffing, Mocking, Ridicule and Scorn
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, yet He gives grace to the afflicted. - Proverbs 3:34
It appears many people today believe that everyone has the right to practice their religions, no matter how lethal or off-the-wall, except Christians. Twenty-five years ago I was advised by a licensed psychiatrist, theologian, and radio personality not to mention I was a Christian when I applied to graduate school. I later decided on law school rather than a Ph.D, which I still may pursue yet.
While working on my associates at a local community college in the then newly established PACE Program, about half of the class of approximately 150 students got up and left the room. Why? The philosophy instructor was ranting and raging about Christianity and the Bible in such an offensive manner as to cause many of the adult students to simply get up and leave. If we had been fresh out of high school and away from home for the first time, would we have had the courage to give the same response? Christianity and Christians have been under attack in our school system and higher education institutes for decades.
A teenager, reading her Teenage Study Bible at night, targeted in a school mobbing, causing her to leave her high school here in Johnson County, Kansas more than two decades ago. She then started college early and with ease having a well above average IQ, but was again bullied out of class. The situation is still not resolved today, and there have been no known charges. Where were the D.A.R.E. or other police presence we have had in our schools for decades?
Attacked and repeatedly nearly killed during a severe workplace mobbing at a large law firm in Kansas City shortly following graduation from The University of Kansas School of Law. This situation is still not resolved to this day, nor are there any known charges against any of the perpetrators.
A large part of the harassment is to continuously, over years, brow beat the target with negative and intentionally traumatic scenarios, lies, accusations, threats, and trickery. What does the Bible have to say about the scoffing and mocking, the ridicule and scorn portion of these multiple perpetrator stalking campaigns? Join us as we discuss these situations of teams or groups of scoffers and mockers who may stay at it for years with a target.
What's a Scoffer?
Some of the characteristics of a scoffer (or mocker) in the Bible are:
- Proud and arrogant (Proverbs 21:24);
- Who are full of insults, hatred, and strife (9:7-8; 22:10; 29:8);
- Who resist correction (13:1; 15:12); even though they deserve flogging (19:25; 21:11). [NASB Study Bible 1:22 FN, p. 895].
Scoffers Mock God and Man
Scoffers Mocking God and Man in the Bible
Sin is mocked in Proverbs 14:9:
Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is good will.
He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker;
He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished. - Proverbs 17:5
False witnesses make a mockery of justice:
A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. - Proverbs 19:28 NIV
In Psalm 42:3, the psalmist says, "My tears have been my food day and night,
While they say to me all day long, 'Where is your God?'"
The prophets were scoffed at in the Old Testament:
The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place;but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy. - 2 Chronicles 36:16
In 2 Kings 2:23 Elisha was mocked. By calling Elisa "baldhead," the youths from Bethel expressed that city's utter disdain for the Lord's representatives, who, they felt, had no power. Bethel was the royal cult center of the northern kings. [NASB Study Bible FN, p. 500].
Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!”
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.”
In Job 21:15 there was scoffing of the Almighty:
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?
Next we see what else the Bible has to say about scoffers and mockers.
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Glimpses of the Scoffer Spectrum Today
While the average Joe may have fallen into ridiculing someone at times in their lives, after most of us grow up and become adults, it is soon considered rather lame behavior. It is immature, rude, and really just obnoxious. If we fall into it we really are not proud of the fact.
Not so with organized groups. In the words of the Bible, their glory appears to be in their shame. Some of them are very pleased and even tickled by their own "cleverness." It is also clear, (perhaps through astonishing mental gymnastics, and believe me when you see the thought patterns you will realize that some of these predators are indeed capable of astonishing mental gymnastics, even though victims may be dissociated from the terrorism they are dealing with), that some have concluded they are superior to the rest of the human race.
Stalking Actors and Pretenders
However, then it appears there are groups who participate in organized harassment of certain people. Prior to realizing this was the case, it often appeared that people seemed oblivious. For example, you drive to the lake in order to clear your head, think, and maybe even pray. You find the perfect spot, pull the car over, and get out. Thirty seconds later here comes a couple in a car who walk right up as if you are invisible, plop down at the picnic table next to yours and start playing their music real loud. After you realize these are organized groups of pathetic creatures tag teaming a victim, you will realize these are not accidents, nor are the actors oblivious to what they are doing. They are invading your space and privacy, intentionally.
There can be several of these actors who are employees during a workplace mobbing, and even larger theatres than that. This language is intentionally used as the predators claim it is their "show," even going so far in some instances as to say verbally or non-verbally, "Lights, camera, action!"
Impersonations and Acting It Out
Organized stalking groups in our experience often claim to be local police or higher level police. They will then state that police do not stalk, then that it is the police and the victim needs to "obey." It appears you can generally tell when they are considered someone with the authority to put them away might be watching, all they do is become more subtle.
For example, stalkers can condition a victim to be sensitize to keywords. Here are a few used on us:
- "Shine" - One of us was said to be "shining" while we were being hunted and stalked like human prey by multiple perpetrators mostly unknown to us while in a criminal inflicted impaired state.
- "Beautiful" - Beautiful in our experience is what the treacherous Don Juans and other lethal actors say to a woman they are flattering (which you might recall is "the worst form of hatred"), but actually targeting that often results in death.
- "Monster" - This is said to be a sexual predator who hides under a target child or adult's bed, assaulting them in the night.
Organized freaks (not the good kind, and not referring to the innocent or children these freaks use in their campaigns) will also condition physical qualities down. So, for example, they can condition it down so that you realize when there is a white male with a gray mustache, they are referring to a certain person.
Or, the groups might use actors of the same basic appearance but who are clearly not impersonators, something these freaks actually do to ordinary people. Another way the scoffers and mockers harass non-verbally in a victim's environment is to mimic or exaggerate some attribute of yours.
For example, you have been stalked out of yet another home by these freaks so you have not showered as you normally would have and your hair is oily. You can count of one of the fruitloops to walk by you with an exaggerated oily head of hair, maybe matted to the back of her head, etc. Any feature, quality, or behavior they can zero in on as they violate your privacy will do, nothing is too lame or immature either.
So, after being allowed to carry on completely uninterrupted for years by any effective law enforcement response, when they think someone of authority they might not be able to otherwise persuade or do not care to is watching, they just resort to the keywords they have used in their directed conversation harassment for years, send, for example, a bunch of young boys or girls of your child or grandchild's appearance into your environment with a couple of trolls engaging in directed conversation about some tragedy, etc.
Most anyone, after being threatened hundreds if not thousands of times for years will quickly realize the freaks are still at it, and still threatening them. However, they can "prove" to someone unaware with just how psycho these freaks are that the victim "isn't really be stalked or harassed."
Technology: (EGSC) Electronic Commentary
Also recall that today it is not always a matter of simply walking away from certain kinds of people, or choosing your friends wisely. Today, the organized criminal groups are in offices, school, libraries, grocery stores, and the convenience stores. There is also technology, beginning as we always have at the simplest explanation, with it being a device on a YouTube video we watched and there were unable to locate.
This video demonstrated a small device with a male on the second floor of a mall, and a woman on the first floor food court below. The woman could hear someone talking to her through this device, but she had not idea who was talking to her. She was not schizophrenic, in this case she was just participating in the demonstration.
However, imagine for days, weeks, months, years, day and night, someone is blasting your head with their threats, ridicule, mockery, put downs, lies, slander, gruesome scenarios, sexual perversion, and you have no choice but to listen. When this was first realized, it appeared to escalate at about the same time the bars closed with content consistent with a bunch of drunken bullies anxious to take all of their frustrations out on someone they do not even know.
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God Scoffs at the Scoffers
Proverbs 3:34 (NIV) says that the Lord mocks mockers:
He mocks proud mockers, but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
Proverbs 19:29 (NIV) says mockers will be punished:
Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
Scoffers in the last days in 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV):
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”
Avoid and Throw Out the Scoffer
Psalm 1:1 says to avoid scoffers, and Proverbs 22:10 says to throw them out!
Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers. Psalm 1:1 (NLT)
Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too.
Quarrels and insults will disappear. Proverbs 22:10 (NLT)
*All verses are NASB if not otherwise designated.
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. - John 10:10 (NAS)
It appears that many of the tragic situations today that are being coined "bullying," could possibly be much more than that. Organized groups of people are mobbing and stalking innocent victims for extended periods of time, very extended in some cases it appears. "Bullying" extraordinaire!
Goals of suicide, being committed, homelessness, or accidental death is certainly not what comes to mind in this Babyboomer's mind when someone says "bullied." The bullies today appear to be much more lethal, persistent, organized, and greater in numbers. These bullies come in all colors, ages, shapes, and sizes, and some of this technology also needs to be exposed.
We have more law enforcement in this country than we ever have in our history, but we do not seem to be nearly as safe. Rights were first eroded and police power expanded in the name of the drug war under Clinton, and more recently in the name of terrorism.
Recall that the only way a free society willingly gives up its rights is out of fear, and there is definitely fear mongering."He was always such a nice guy," etc., to give the impression that virtually anyone could just "freak out" at any moment, which is not true without the intervening stimuli that is not being discussed or prosecuted in my experience.
We have checks and balances in this country in order to keep police powers in check. Police officers are to be public servants, not "emperors" as several have personally behaved toward this author in recent years. Some of this technology in my opinion has almost certainly been created in the name of "fighting terrorism" when it is in fact being used to inflict terrorism on innocent and unsuspecting men, women, and children, of which myself and my children, which includes grandchildren, are among.
This author is absolutely certain at a minimum some element of law enforcement is indeed involved in these harassment and stalking campaigns based on personal experience, in addition to the comments by fans in other parts of the country on our currently hijacked Facebook pages. This is absolutely unacceptable and the reporting of such one would think would set off alarms rather than ridicule or any other disparaging, minimizing response.
We requested two things from law enforcement regarding our awareness raising pages. First, we publicly asked on Narcissistic Abuse: Predatory Manipulation Google Community, which was previously Narcissistic Abuse: Echo Recovery, how someone can walk into a police station and get effective protection from multiple perpetrators stalking them, including:
- A toddler (in our personal situation a three year was methed by his food in his refrigerator being drugged while him and his grandmother were not home. She threw the plate of leftover meatloaf away);
- A teenager (my child was approximately 15 years of age when it appears to me in retrospect she was targeted, including mobbed out of high school and then the community college);
- A housewife;
- An elderly person (my grandmother was nearly 90 years of age).
Note, unlike the author trying to report multiple perpetrator stalkers to police, it is believed that the average person is not going to have the language, the words, to report these situations to police, which is what we strive to provide our readers.
We have done so since The Year of the Police Report, 2016, specifically it is behavior this high on the spectrum, including content and photo quotes (which have also been scraped and ripped off). For example, someone walking into a police station and reporting they are a "Dorothy," rather than awkward or embarrassing details initially.
Does the average person realize someone is "gaslighting" them? When the term "gaslighting" was used to report to police, police denied knowing what gaslighting is even as the officer was gaslighting me. This officer displayed what has become recognized as common perpetrator behavior of non-verbal indicators clearly conveying he or she is "jumping up there to show off."
This from one of the richest, most highly educated city jurisdictions in this country. This, too, is unacceptable, and we intend to continue raising hell about it for as long as it takes for something effective to be done about it, as well as warning the average, unsuspecting person in order that they not be taken so off guard and put through so many years of hell as we have been.
Secondly, we asked for an accessible, effective way for a victim to report police misconduct without repercussions. We asked these things publicly and received no response from either Kansas or Missouri law enforcement to which the requests were publicly made.
© 2019 Kelly Ann Christensen